Student Cost Estimate

You CAN Afford a Quarter in Washington. The UCSC Financial Aid Office adjusts aid awards to meet the increased costs of participating in the Quarter in Washington Program!!

Estimated expenses are based on information from students who have participated in the UCDC program in recent quarters:

   ESTIMATED STUDENT COST FOR 2014-15 UCDC PROGRAM

UCSC Registration Fees (est.)  $4,466
Housing $3,326
Food (groceries + restaurants) $1,280
Books & Supplies $250
Household Expenses $300
Airfare to DC (Round-trip) $600
Metro Transportation ($30 week)  $300
Taxis (1-3 per week)  $100
Entertainment/Sightseeing $500
Personal Wardrobe $500
TOTAL ESTIMATED COSTS (Approx.) $11,622

OTHER BUDGET CONSIDERATIONS:

Most UCDC Alumni indicate that, overall, living expenses in Washington seemed to be more expensive than living expenses while attending UCSC. Alumni also remark that they tend to eat more meals at restaurants while in DC.